Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Notre Dame have just begun preparing projects for a science fair. The main purpose of this project is to get the students thinking about the scientific method when conducting any type of experiment. This project will also enable the students to develop their research skills.
Much of the students’ work will be conducted at home, with teachers conferencing with students at school to keep them on track throughout the completion of the project. The science fair will be held in February.
Teacher Julie Meir will also be participating in the PIESC3 (Promoting Inquiry-based Elementary Science through Collaborative Curriculum Co-Construction) Project through the University of Iowa. She will be preparing three science lessons to be videotaped as a part of this project.